‘Temporary Transbay Terminal’ will be a block farther from Market St.

Map showing present TransBay Terminal and Temporary Transbay Terminal

Map showing present TransBay Terminal and Temporary Transbay Terminal

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority, charged with replacing the present Transbay Terminal with a new, intermodal terminal possibly including a bullet train terminus, has revealed plans to relocate operations to a “Temporary Transbay Terminal” one block farther south and a block and a half east, to a spot bounded by Howard, Main, Folsom and Beale Streets. Click the thumbnail for a graphic showing the present terminal and the temporary new location.

The present Transbay Terminal primarily serves AC Transit buses for East bay commuters; Greyhound also has its San Francisco terminal there. Both these services will move to the temporary location.

Judging from drawings showing “prospective” appearance, the temporary terminal will be a circle of bus shelters with a few planters. The temporary terminal will displace a large parking lot whose customers are urged to consider alternatives, including not driving into the city at all. The parking lot will close Oct. 31, 2008 for construction of the temporary affair.

2 Comments so far

  1. Lil Mike (sf_mike) on September 15th, 2008 @ 6:22 pm

    Yes, they let the old terminal rot on purpose, and the bus people will be punished as usual… and indeed they are only building the new terminal because some skyscraper is attached to it…

    it’s just more magic in Herb Caen’s long lost city that knew how…

    and Mark, not to deja vu you, but I posted a similar map of the location of the temp terminal, about a year ago… http://sf.metblogs.com/2007/09/17/transbay-transit-meeting-tonight

  2. Mark Pritchard (markpritchard) on September 15th, 2008 @ 9:48 pm

    Tip o’ the hat.

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